Absolute Value & Opposites


Definition of absolute value:
distance from zero

Fact/characteristics: 

  • | | is the symbol for absolute value
  • absolute value is never written with a "+" or "-" sign 


Examples: 
|4| = and |-4| = (I gave my daughter several examples and she had to find the absolute value, but initially I was going to have her give her own examples.


Pictorial representation:


Here is a vocabulary graphic organizer I made for my 7th grader:

 Absolute Value Graphic Organizer




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